10 Books About Colors

 In light of my recent post about learning and playing with colors, I thought this month’s book picks should revolve around that theme.   

1.) Winnie the Pooh’s Colors Inspired by A.A. Milne.

This short and sweet book, included classic illustrations of beloved characters is a great introduction to colors for young ones.  Each turn of the page gives you two simple pictures displaying Winnie the Pooh and friends showcasing something in each specific color.

2.) Colors Everywhere: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook by Sam McBratney.

I am slightly obsessed with all things Nutbrown Hare(Have you seen the title of my blog? So when one of my favorite picture book characters started appearing in other stories, I quickly started purchasing the books to add to our collection.  This book about colors follows our two favorite hares as they discuss what colors in nature are their most favorite.  You will not be disappointed with this quaint tale.

3.) Rain by Robert Kalan.

Using one of Spring’s most common weather occurrences, this book explores colors in nature and in the neighborhood in the midst of a rainfall.  This book is great for early readers and takes a different sort of route with introducing basic colors.

4.) National Geographic Little Kids Look & Learn: Colors!

This is a very vibrant board book that is great for small hands.  It includes bright pictures containing real life items in each color and fun color searches.  Toddlers will enjoy pointing at all the different familiar items as they learn their basic colors. 

5.) Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman.

This poetic book explores colors in a tangible way through the seasons.  What does red taste like?  What does white feel like?  Going farther beyond the standard, “this is brown, this is blue,” this book is a great piece of children’s literature that just happens to teach about colors as well.  Though we checked this out from the library, we will be adding a copy to our personal shelf very soon!

6.) Red Green Blue: A First Book of Colors by Alison Jay.

Who doesn’t love a good nursery rhyme?  Many familiar nursery rhyme characters make an appearance in this book exploring colors.  Follow the adventures of the BROWN mouse from Hickory, Dickory Dock, Old Mother Hubbard and her bright ORANGE cupboard and others on this journey through the rainbow.

7.) The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle.

The world of Eric Carle is always full of bright, eye catching color.  This book is no exception.   Artists thrive on expressing their creativity, so why not have a yellow cow, a blue horse or a polka dotted donkey??  Challenge the imagination of your children and encourage their own creative spark with this favorite.

8.) Growing Colors by Bruce McMillan.

If you have a garden veggies, this book will be of interest to you.  Explore the colors that surround us in the food that we eat!  With actual photographs, this book showcases fruits and vegetables, your child can see that colors are EVERYWHERE!

9.) Babar’s Book of Color by Laurent De Brunhoff.

This book goes especially well if you are teaching your children how to mix colors to make new ones.  Babar and his children explore primary and secondary colors and more as they experiment making their own creations.  

10.) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

My two year old has this book memorized because it is such a favorite.  While it isn’t specifically a color book, it does introduce them along with all the animals as your child reads, asks, and wonders just what do they see? 

For more color themed fun, check out my  tutorial to make a pipe cleaner color sorter and FREE color mixing printable!

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  1. Great list! We LOVE picture books. You can learn so much from them.

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